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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Star Plus to launch Jai Maa Durga on Dec 29

Star Plus is offering its viewers entertainment galore with the oncoming Jai Maa Durga, a devotional fictional weekly, gearing up for a launch on December 29. With the successful celebrity dance competition, Nach Baliye coming to an end, Jai Maa Durga is ready to take on an emotional journey of fantasy-reality and good-evil. It is produced by Sagar Films.

Speaking at the launch of the new programme, Prem Kamath, Vice-president, Marketing, Star India said, "With Nach Baliye being the leader in this slot since it's launch, we're thrilled to announce our new show, Jai Maa Durga. A property like Jai Maa Durga will only add to Star Plus' leadership on the weekend primetime slot as achieved by Nach Baliye."

Kamath further added, "It has always been our endeavour to provide wholesome and varied entertainment to our viewers and we hope to achieve this with our diverse programmes. Jai Maa Durga also aims to touch the lives of the ordinary people with its inspirational content and bring their inner strength to the forefront."

Jai Maa Durga is an adaptation of Durga Shaptshati. It is the story of relationships, and how circumstances affect these relationships. The love story between Sumukhi and Surath goes through upheavals because of their beliefs in honour and duty, betrayal and distrust.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Grapes are sour theory Says Star Plus

As Everyone Knows Rakhi Sawant on Tuesday filed a criminal complaint against Star Plus channel, alleging them of cheating after she lost in the finals of reality show Nach Baliye 3.

Star Plus in turn has rejected the charges of malpractice and called the whole fiasco as nothing but just a publicity stunt by Rakhi. They even refused to comment on the police case filed as claimed by Rakhi.

Mr. Keertan, Executive Vice-President & General Manager, Star Plus says, “Currently we have not received any communication either from Rakhi or from Police. We feel this is just a publicity stunt by Rakhi just like all other publicity stunts. We would not like to comment until we receive a clear communication.” Mr. Keertan also cleared the allegation of the faulty voting system saying, “We have not done anything of the sort. She is alleging lot of things, throwing a lot of allegations in the air, but where is the evidence to prove any of these allegations? Tomorrow anybody in the street can charge anything on anybody. Without any evidence or proof, you just cannot speak out.”

Seeing the manner in which the controversial star, Rakhi has gone all out, the channel feels that this is more of a case of a sour looser. “See, till she made it to the finals and other couples were getting eliminated, everything was right. So what happened now? Essentially we would say it’s a simple case of Grapes are sour theory”, says Mr. Keertan.

What Do u Say Friends Is this really a case of '
Grapes are sour ' Or What Rakhi stated is Correct ?

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

SASHA is Back In Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki

SASHA is Back In Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki

Sasha, the Ultimate 'Bad Man' of Small Screen is all set to make his entry in the cross-over episode of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki..



The much-publicised Crossover episodes of Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki and Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi will see a huge celebration, and this is when the 'Bad Man' Sasha will make his entry. Chetan Hansraj, the actor who has taken this character to great heights says, Yes, Sasha is going to be back!! Wonder where he was for so long, but he will have the same stylized look, this time with longer hair. He is more evil, more menacing and he is back with the same old motive of taking revenge. He will play his cards the usual Sasha way, so watch out?.

The audience has previously seen Sasha at the height of negativity, so is there any chance for Sasha to get reformed? ?You never know, but this time, there is an equal chance of Sasha becoming good. There are talks going on, for this, let's see", says Chetan.

The actor turned entrepreneur, Chetan Hansraj is glad that all his hard work paid off, and his company ?Action Forte Paintball? is finally launched. The launch happened just yesterday; many big names from the television industry and from the Big Screen were invited, and it was really fulfilling?, says the actor in an upbeat mood.

Read more About this news >>> http://www.parilok.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=44

Rakhi Sawant files a complaint against Star Plus

Rakhi Sawant files a complaint against Star Plus

Rakhi Sawant on Tuesday filed a criminal complaint against Star Plus channel, alleging them of cheating after she lost in the finals of reality show Nach Baliye 3.

The winner in the show was selected on the basis of SMS voting by the viewers. At a press conference in Mumbai, Rakhi alleged that voting was manipulated and SMSes in her favour were blocked.

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Nach Baliye’s Dance for Charity.

It's time for more masti as Nach Baliye presents Dance for Charity in the coming weeks..



Catch the fantastic Jodis of Season 1, 2 and 3
performing together for the first time...

Keeping up with the momentum and providing viewers with some more entertainment and non-stop masti is Nach Baliye?s Dance for Charity.
Supporting the cause for children, the Dance for Charity invites all viewers to donate one's desired amount to CHILDLINE India Foundation. Hosted by the effervescent Juhi Parmar, the dhamakedar episode will be featured on Friday December 28th and January 4th on Star Plus from 8 to 9 pm. From the very charismatic to the enigmatic, the performances will ensure that the Nach Baliye fever is here to stay.

Read More About Who are Going to Perform at >>> http://www.parilok.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=45

Poverty-stricken Viranis’ take to ‘Chawl’ Life!

Poverty-stricken Viranis’ take to ‘Chawl’ Life!

A new twist in the tale of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, which will see the entire Virani family struggle to survive, as they enter the Chawl.



The
hoardings are up all over Mumbai, as the Viranis are on course to face the
toughest hurdle of their life, as they move out of their posh abode, ?Shantiniketan?.
The new twist will take the Viranis away from the life of ?Riches?
to ?Rags? wherein, after losing
their entire property to a well-etched plan of Trupti aka Babli, the entire
family has no other option, but to take to ?Chawl?
life.Suvarna Jha, who plays the Master-tactician Trupti says that, ?I
really enjoyed playing the character of Babli, but it is good to be back as the
evil Trupti now.? So how is life going to be for the Viranis, staying
in the Chawl? Says a source, ?Trupti has
succeeded in taking away everything from the Viranis. Now, the future track will
see them struggle for existence, and fight against poverty. The duration of the
track has not been decided, but this story line is to stay for quite
sometime.?

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Friday, December 21, 2007

SONY TV has launched two brand new weekend shows

Sony Entertainment Television (SET) has launched two brand new weekend shows - 'Champion Chaalbaaz No.1', a fun-intended show based on American original Pranksters and 'K for Kishore', a musical talent hunt.

'Champion Chaalbaaz No. 1' is a reality-based comedy format show that will bring 33 contestants. Theses contestants will be judged by a live studio audience and Cyrus Broacha and Saajid Khan, who will judge and critique them on their skill. The show starts from December 22, at 10.00 pm.

Each episode will showcase 3 pranksters who will pull off an individual prank followed by them getting together to pull off a combined prank. Every episode will also feature a celebrity prank. While the pranks may seem mean, it’s all in good humor and without malice making for a great laugh.

Albert Almeida, Executive Vice-president and Business Head, Sony Entertainment Television, said "SET has in keeping with its promise been very innovative in breaking new ground in the comedy genre with a very successful season 1 of Comedy Circus. With 'Champion Chaalbaaz No. 1', Sony Entertainment Television aims to further explore the genre by bringing out the mischievous side of the common man and promises to keep viewers’ tickled and entertained."

'Champion Chaalbaaz No. 1' is the Indian version of the international format Prankstar from Endemol India. This format show is simultaneously launched for the first time in India and the US. SET continues its partnership with Endemol in providing formats like this, having successfully launched shows like Bigg Boss, and Fear Factor in the past.

On the other hand, 'K for Kishore', will try to relive the times of the legend Kishore Kumar. Come December 21, every Friday, Saturday 9.00 pm, a few selected young men, who have tried to master the voice of the legendary singer over the years across India, will compete to be crowned Kishore Kumar's 'Heir Apparent' – a voice that is closest to the legend.

'K for Kishore' is a music reality show, which will run over 10 weeks (20 episodes), with 12 contestants, all professional & seasoned singers, competing and aiming at being the voice closest to that of Kishore Kumar. The judges for the show are popular music director and singer Bappi Lahiri who knew Kishore da as a friend and musician, singer Sudesh Bhonsle, who completed all Kishore da's incomplete film songs after his death.

Adds Almeida, "'K for Kishore' is a truly exciting concept that will bring back the magic of the legendary Kishore Kumar. 12 great singers handpicked from across the country will re-create this magic and compete to be his ‘singing prodigy’. The journey of finding Kishore’s ‘Singing Heir Apparent’ promises to enthrall audiences and help them connect and relive the glorious era of the legendary Kishore Kumar."

For 'K for Kishore', SET has once again partnered with production houses Miditech after Indian Idol (1, 2 and 3). SET through its marketing and promotional efforts with its partners Radio Mirchi and IBN 7 promises to take this popular show across the nation.

Rajat Tokas Celebrates Christmas With Star Voice of India Chote Ustads

Rajat Tokas Celebrates Christmas With Star Voice of India Chote Ustads




Its festive time and
Chhote Ustaad participants get
into the groove in a special three-hour long episode this Friday. This
Christmas, all the ‘little wonders’ of Amul
STAR Voice of India – CHHOTE USTAAD are set to fill the stage with fun
& frolic with their singing charisma. As a special surprise, Santa Claus,
comes to greet each contestant to make this Christmas even more special.
Moreover the presence of young Prithviraj, the very famous Rajat
Tokas, accelerates the enthusiasm of all the 12 Chhote Ustaads. Rajat is
not only awestruck by the performances but also experiences a range of emotions
by being a part of the show.

Keeping in mind the festive mood, Abhaas along with the contestants kick starts
the musical evening with a peppy number ‘Bam
Bam Bhole’ from the much awaited movie ‘Tare Zameen Par’. With
great zeal all of them dance to the tune while singing. Anwesha comes up on
stage and sings to the tune of ‘Chanda Re’.
Her performance gets her appreciation from all the judges and Pritam finds
Anwesha’s voice very similar to Shreya Ghoshal. The tiniest of all, Abeer
comes on stage to sing ‘Halka Halka Sa Yeh
Nasha’. He reveals that he hopes to become the next Sonu Nigam &
Hrithik Roshan. The pahari dragon, Prakriti Giri sings a sensuous number ‘Tinka
Tinka’. The Biking Khan of Rampur, Areeb earns a standing ovation for
his song ‘Jiya dhadak dhadak jaaye’.
Shreya is very happy since Areeb’s voice has become much better after he’s
worked on her advice.

The Delhi girl Soniya sings ‘Aaj Ki Raat’.
All the judges appreciate her rendition but insist that she can perform much
better. Vyom gets a huge round of applause for his song ‘Chaand
Taare’. Mansi, known as Chhota Bhaloo, enthralls everyone with her song
‘Mere Khwabon mein Jo aaye’. Her
expressions while singing leaves everyone amazed. Rajat gets on stage to kiss
and hug angelic Mansi. Aishwariya leaves the audience staring at her in wonder
with her rendition of ‘Pyar hua chupke se’.

The four contestants who have to pass the acid test are Gitashree, Shailey,
Jayant and Alpansh. Gitashree starts off with the song ‘Chabeela’
while Shailey shows her singing excellence with ‘Dil
Hai Chota Sa’. Jayant’s performance of the song ‘Main
Jahan Rahoon’ leaves everyone teary eyed and completely overwhelmed.
Rajat remarks, “I’ve never cried in my
life but Jayant moved me to tears.” Last but not the least, Alpansh
sings ‘Papa Kehte Hai’.

All the 12 contestants perform their best to remain in the competition but
sadly, one of them is evicted. Please note that there will be no episode of Amul
Star Voice of India on Saturday due to the Nach Baliye grand finale.

Checks pics of Rajat Tokas At http://www.parilok.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=36

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Shraddha Nigam is back on the small screen

Best known for her role in Choodiyan, Shraddha Nigam is back on the small screen. She's playing one of the leads in Zee Next's series: Pyar Ishq aur Mohabbat. "Kiya is a girl whose life revolves around her sister, Sanaa, a Bollywood actress," says Nigam.

The twist is that Nigam falls for her sister's boyfriend, Angad, played by Sachin Sharma.

The actress is currently working on two films but refuses to divulge details. Will she quit the tube if she strikes gold in films? "I will. It would be difficult to handle both," she says.

Iqbal Khan returned with Choona Hai Aasmaan.

He walked out of the K factory only to become telly world's heart-throb. Actor Iqbal Khan chats with Janaki Viswanathan

Four years ago, he featured in the ha-ha movie Fun2shh: Dudes in the 10th Century followed by Bullet: Ek Dhamaka and Kaisa Yeh Pyar Hai. Then thunder and lightning.. he walked out of Balaji Telefilms. Seven months later, Iqbal Khan returned with Choona Hai Aasmaan.

Why did you quit Kaisa...?

I didn't quit, it ended. Karam Apna Apna was the only soap I quit and that's because I wanted time off to get married.

You didn't quit because of a problem with Ekta Kapoor?


I never had a problem with Ekta. I had a problem with the production house. You can't make people work 24x7 yaar! There are actors who just walk out of shoots, I couldn't do that. So I quit.

Apparently she used to call you to late night parties.

Wow, really? Ekta knows I'm not a party animal. I've attended just two parties thrown by her. She has this tradition of pouring out tequila shots for everyone. But she knows I don't drink and she never forced me to.

Recently, she lashed out against actors who've left her camp. Yeah.

It's claimed that I said, "Just you wait and see my comeback." When and where did I say that? I'm not the kinds who make such statements.


What if you are offered another K serial?


Right now, I'm happy with Choona Hai... the show hasn't been majorly promoted but it's doing well.

How did Choona... happen?

I was approached by
Star One in January but I was getting married then. They returned two months later. I liked the concept. I don't know why it's called ‘different'... just because it's set against the backdrop of the air force. Like most soaps, it's about the interplay of emotions.

Why nix lead roles in Maayka and Parrivar?


Vis-a-vis Maayka, I was tired of doing family dramas. As for Parrivar I'd already accepted , Choona Hai... by then.


It's said you avoided Maayka because the female lead was being played by Neha Bamb.


Come on! The truth is.. Neha and I didn't get along on the sets of Kaisa Yeh Pyar Hai. Later, things got better.

She got married last week. Did you attend?

I heard about it. I didn't go. I didn't call either.


chats with Janaki Viswanathan

Getting real

I s it rigged? That's one of the questions posed whenever fights break out or unexpected contestants get out of reality contests.

Excerpts from a conversation with Rannvijay and Raghu (winner and crew member of MTV Roadies respectively), Abhijeet Sawant (Indian Idol Season One winner), Sandeep Sachdev (winner Biggest Loser Jeetega and Neha Bhasin (former band member of Viva, courtesy Channel [V] Popstars) Anything to get in Raghu: One guy came in on the first day of the group discussion for Roadies. He was blind. We thought how will he take part in the show?

Roadies is about adventure and tasks. But we liked his spirit and selected him. In the second round, both Nikhil Chinapa and I figured something was wrong. Nikhil went close to him and he stopped talking... when spoken to, he turned his eyes towards us.

We called an eye specialist and did a test on camera.. he was completely normal! We kicked him out of the show. In Jaipur, he came again! Naghma: He tried again? Raghu: Yeah. He said he was a theatre artist and had done it for effect. That's how far people go to get in. Losing it Sandeep Sachdev: I had a simple logic - the top three people will either be deserving ones, or those who don't deserve at all would win. We made sure we had our groups, and created such a situation where the best three would go in the final. Naghma: So there's grouping. Sandeep: You know how it happens. We tell each other that we're with you. Just before the final elimination, we say, ‘Sorry yaar.' We play these games. I had reached the elimination and I knew that I'd be out. I convinced others on the show that ‘Boss, today it's me.. tomorrow it's going to be you. Either you support me or you'll be out soon.' It worked for me. Rannvijay: And then you showed them the exit.

Fine tuning Abhijeet Sawant: We used to fight over song selection. You know like.. he's taken a better song. We didn't say anything to each other on the faces, but behind their back, we would complain, ‘Sir, he is doing like this..' Amit (Sana) was my roommate, when only four contestants were left. He suddenly became serious. He started practising throughout the day Even in . the night, I'd be sleeping, and he'd be sitting next to me rehearsing his song.. the rest of them also came to see his practice.

Roadies is about adventure and tasks. But we liked his spirit and selected him. In the second round, both Nikhil Chinapa and I figured something was wrong. Nikhil went close to him and he stopped talking... when spoken to, he turned his eyes towards us.

We called an eye specialist and did a test on camera.. he was completely normal! We kicked him out of the show. In Jaipur, he came again! Naghma: He tried again? Raghu: Yeah. He said he was a theatre artist and had done it for effect. That's how far people go to get in. Losing it Sandeep Sachdev: I had a simple logic - the top three people will either be deserving ones, or those who don't deserve at all would win. We made sure we had our groups, and created such a situation where the best three would go in the final. Naghma: So there's grouping. Sandeep: You know how it happens. We tell each other that we're with you. Just before the final elimination, we say, ‘Sorry yaar.' We play these games. I had reached the elimination and I knew that I'd be out. I convinced others on the show that ‘Boss, today it's me.. tomorrow it's going to be you. Either you support me or you'll be out soon.' It worked for me. Rannvijay: And then you showed them the exit.

Fine tuning Abhijeet Sawant: We used to fight over song selection. You know like.. he's taken a better song. We didn't say anything to each other on the faces, but behind their back, we would complain, ‘Sir, he is doing like this..' Amit (Sana) was my roommate, when only four contestants were left. He suddenly became serious. He started practising throughout the day Even in . the night, I'd be sleeping, and he'd be sitting next to me rehearsing his song.. the rest of them also came to see his practice.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Actors Sandeep Bhansali and Shweta Shinde tie the knot!

It is said that 'Marriages are Made in Heaven', but it is also true that 'Marriages are made in Telly Land'. We have seen many popular on screen couples like Hiten Tejwani-Gauri Pradhan, Shakti Anand-Sai Deodhar get into blissful married life. Ram - Gautami Kapoor, Sharad - Kirti Kelkar, Apurva Agnihotri - Shilpa Saklani are just few telly actors becoming life partners; and the list can go on and on...

It's now time to add on to this list, as actors Sandeep Bhansali and Shweta Shinde tied the knot recently in Pune. The duo who had intended to keep their love-life under wraps for a while, had talked about their wedding plans only recently. The marriage was just a family affair attended by close friends and family. The duo will be seen together early next year in a Marathi film, 'Mohini'. As of now, Sandeep is busy with Woh Rehne Wali Mehlon Ki, Raavan, while Shweta is in Parivaar and a Marathi serial..

Wishing the newly-wed couple a fabulous life ahead!!

Tulsi and Parvati's Paths Cross Again

Balaji’s two block buster shows – Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki merge to spice up the TRPs. The paths of Parvati and Tulsi meet yet again,as Parvati (Sakshi Tanwar) and Tulsi (Gautami Kapoor) shall be seen together in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki’s cross over episode, which is to be aired on 20th of December.

After helping KT find her rapist, Parvati makes a come back in the show, when Mihir (Ronit Roy) is freed from allegations that proved that he was Tripti’s murderer. As the Virani family rejoices for Mihir’s home coming, the Agrawal family joins them in celebrating the victory. What connects Parvati and Tulsi this time is the Ganesh Idol that Tulsi wishes to get for her husband that belongs to Parvati. Parvati brings in her family for the celebrations and this is an episode which will even host a fabulous dance sequence, with the two larger than life characters, Tulsi and Parvati dancing together. Catch the two families dance and celebrate on the title track of – Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Ghum.

Watch the cross – over episode on the 20th of December 2007 on Star Plus.

Prachi Desai wins Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa season two.

Prachi Desai wins Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa season two. Amidst cut throat competition with small screen heart throb - Jai Bhanushali and a legend of perfection Sandhya Mridul, Prachi bagged the winning title.

The grand finale witnessed a variety of performances by the judges, the hosts - Mona and Rohit, all the eliminated contestants, along with a dance number by the choreographers. Sandhya, Prachi and Jai gave the audiences wonderful solo treats as well. Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, who were the celebrity judges for the day announced the winner, thus ending the evening on a great note for the young Balaji girl.

It sure looks like the wild card entry proved to be lucky for Prachi. With this, do we know the host for next season’s Jhalak Dikhla Jaa as well? Well, its too early to say anything. As of now, wishing Prachi Desai the very best for her victory.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

13 cameos in 3 months in Bidaai!

13 cameos in 3 months in Bidaai!

With Kartik Sabrawal doing a small role in Star Plus’ show Bidaai, the serial has seen as many as 13 cameos in the last three months.

The other 12 being Rajesh Thakkar, Neeta Shetty, Mahesh Thakur, Vishal Singh, Rucha Gujrati, Manish Rai Sighani, Rajesh Khattar, Yamini Singh, Pragiti Mehra, Sheela David, Rajinder Dubey and Girish Jain.

Explaining the trend, producer and series director Rajan Shahi says, “Every cameo had a purpose and added some kind of twist to the track. There were some interesting cameos – like the one of Mahesh Thakur where there was emotion and drama which made the audience cry. Such small roles create an impact and link the story.”

Rajan adds, “Why put a particular actor in your serial and not utilize him to his true potential? I have roped in some very well known actors like Rajesh Khattar, Rucha Gujrati and have made very good use of them. With Kartik again we are doing the same.”

So, when the silsila of cameos end?” Very soon. By the end of this year we are planning to introduce an important family and two heroes will also make an entry. We have not yet roped in anyone yet for it,” Rajan concludes.

Kahani mein twist hai kyunki


Saakshi Tanwar aka Parvati Aggrawal will be entering the Virani household for a second time. She will play a major role in helping Tulsi get Mihir out from jail.

A source from the production house tells us, “Mihir’s death sentence is approaching and Viranis are looking for desperate measures to save him. The Agarwals, and in particular Parvati (Sakshi Tanwar), offer their help in trying to get Mihir out of jail. A ray of hope also comes in the form of Trupti’s look-alike Babli (Suvarna Jha). That’s all I can reveal now. You must watch the next episodes to know the result. “

But why such a sudden change in the track? Is it because of Smriti’s presence in Teen Bahuraniyaan? “I really can’t comment on this. It was the creative team’s decision but this drama will surely capture the imagination of the viewers. This Kyunki-Kahaani mixture is bound to arouse more interest and also take away the shine from Smriti’s entry in Teen Bahuraaniyan,” feels the source.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Jay Bhanushali disappointed with audience support

Jay Bhanushali, one of the 3 finalist of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa is quite disappointed at the lack of audience support. "When ever I go out, people say that we love your dance and always vote for you. But unfortunately when it comes to elimination round, I always land up in the dock! In fact, once when I was in the safe zone, I complained to the creative team, that please don't get me out of the groove", says Jay..

This Guju boy admitted that most of his supporters were girls. "But I would even want guys to vote for me", he laughed. When asked what inspires him to do those great Salsa and Jive moves, he says the fear of going out makes him go berserk on the gala night! "All the good industry dancers get into my system", says the chirpy actor.

Any hints on what you will be doing for Friday's final? "A never before avatar,is all I will say at the moment", was his answer. A little birdie told us that Jay has shaved his entire body for one of the 3 performances for the Finale, where he will don a woman's avatar.

9X New show “Jiya Jale”

The 9X show “Jiya Jale”, produced by the non-fiction King Siddhartha Basu, has the very beautiful and talented, Sriti Jha donning the lead role. She had already proved her talent in the Disney Channel serial “Dhoom Machaao Dhoom” as a school going girl.

Sriti, who had tried a hand at acting in the Disney Channel serial “Dhoom Machaao Dhoom” as a school going girl, always loved acting but never imagined that she’ll one day find herself on Television. “I wanted to act, but never imagined it would be in this big a scale”, opines the actress. But now that she finds herself here, she is enjoying every bit of it. What made her take this role? “At this stage of my career I am not offered roles. It’s the roles I decide to audition for, that I get. I still don’t have that luxury. But the thing that excited me very much about this role is that the character Sunaina is a very normal character. Moreover, I found she is very close to Sriti.” Then laughs and adds, “Although I am not as righteous as she is.”

Jiya Jale is the love story of Sunaina and Chandan, being played by Saurabh Pandey. How does Sriti find her co-actor? “He is marvelous. But I would rather say, all my co-actors are amazing. The best time we spend on the sets is during the breaks. We have loads of fun together. Infact, when I am not shooting, it’s then that I really miss those people around”, says Sriti who has found a family on sets. Sriti has come a long way from doing the role of Malini to now Sunaina. “Yes, both the roles are so different. Malini was serious and a school going character. Here the role is very close and more real, of a matured girl, and I am trying to give my best to it. I am sure those who loved me as Malini would also love me as Sunaina", comes the reply.

Malini or Sunaina, it is Sriti and her presence that makes the difference to her viewers. She has a lot to offer to her viewers and we wish Sriti all the very best for her 'Sunehra' days.

'I am really excited to have Karan in my life' - Shraddha Nigam

Despite climbing up the popularity charts fast and having many offers in her hand, Shraddha Nigam is one actress who is very chosy about the kind of roles she does. "I admit, I am very choosy about my roles. I have been working continiously for the last few years and want to take it a bit easy now. She was busy in Dubai shooting for two Pakistani serials," says the pretty actress who was last seen in Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Asmaan.

"I know people often complain that I act in very few serials and that I should take up more work. I feel honoured that my fans think this way, but I always want to be remembered for my role and my performances, not for the number of serials I act in," she explains.

So what's up her sleeve now? "I am shooting for a new show on the soon-to-be-launched channel, Zee Next, Hum Tum, where I am playing the role of a simple workaholic girl. It is a triangular love story, with me, Sachin Sharma and Sampada Vaze playing the pivotal roles," says Shraddha.

Shraddha is going great guns in her personal life as well. She has managed to find her love in Karan Singh Grover. "I am really excited to have him in my life. Karan is a wonderful person. He is extremely fun loving and a very positive guy," says the blushing beauty.

How does she rate Karan the actor? "I feel his new role in Dill Mill Gayye is the best so far. Karan is a brilliant actor. When I was shooting for my new show in Goa, everyday I would create some scene to ensure that I see Karan's show on television!", says the excited lover girl. The duo was even supposed to take part in Nach Baliye, but due to clash of dates for Shraddha, it did ot materialise.

Currently Shraddha is busy with two films which she doesn't want to discuss in detail at this point. Point taken Shraddha, we will wait!

Gautami Kapoor living the role of Tulsi Viraani to the Hilt!

Gautami Kapoor traversed the tough road ahead in replacing Smriti Irani as Tulsi in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, and 6 months down the lane, the actress feels glad that she has succeeded in this endavour. Telly Buzz spoke to the better half of Ram Kapoor on her above efforts.

Kasauti Zindagi Kii is finally ending and given similar viewer fatigue with Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thii as well, do you think Ekta will soon take a call on your show too?

I am not the right person to answer this question. But as an actress, I would hope that Kyunki goes on for years like Bold and the Beautiful. As for viewer fatigue, this can happen, for our serial has run for the last 7 years. But every time, we have bounced back and am sure that we will succeed here as well.

Have you successfully erased the Smriti chapter, playing the role of Tulsi?

I never compare myself to Smriti . When I entered, I had made a deliberate attempt to be my self. Had I tried to be somebody else, it would have bombed big time. Honestly, when I was first approached by Balaji, I did not think it would be national news. But the way, you guys splashed it all over, I was surprised. But even then, I did not change my approach.

But your character is not as aggressive as Smriti's earlier avatar was. Your take on this?

Yes, but you have to understand the situation in which I entered. Tulsi was returning to her home, where she was unwanted. How can she be her old self?

As a modern woman, do you identify with Saas Bahu clashes?

It's a fallacy to say that urban women don't watch family drama's . My mum is an ardent Kyunki fan. Her schedule always gets upset due to this show. See, I agree the plots are far fetched, but who wants to see normal day to day routines? Viewers want escapism from their dull boring lives. Hence this exaggeration is needed.

As a talented actress, don't you wish to go beyond family show genre ?

Its not that I have not attempted different stuff. Ram and me worked in Dhadkan, which bombed badly. This SET hospital drama was the most realistic show, I have ever worked on. Similarly, Kehta Hai Dil began on a pragmatic note addressing contemporary social issues like a la Picket Fences . The first 4 episodes were a big flop, but the moment the creatives added saas bahu track, the show went on to become that year's biggest hit.

Where is the story track of Kyunki headed now?

As you know, Tripti is dead and Mihir is in jail for murder. I believe he is being framed and I am out to find out the truth. This track is made interesting with the return of Suvarana Jha as Balwinder Kaur, a typical Punjabi kudi.

Is there a cross-over episode with Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki planned?

Yes, it always fun to mix two different shows. But right now, all I can say is that Parvati will offer her help to the Viranis, and this will be shown in the fusion episode. Wait and watch to know more..

Being the mother of small girl, how do you juggle both work and baby?

Balaji has given me very flexible working hours. Besides, I have a great support system in my mom and mother-in-law. But yes, I do have separation pangs like every mother has.

‘Say Shaava Shaava’ with Karan Johar

This January, let your imagination run wild as your favorite TV stars come together for a show that promises to Entertain and Delight. NDTV Imagine presents “Say Shaava Shaava”, a fresh and exciting new musical entertainer. Sit back and watch your favourite bahu’s, beti’s, bhai’s, pati’s and khalnayak’s don a new avatar… watch out for Aman Verma, Apurva Agnihotri, Divyanka Tripathi, Juhi Parmar, Mouni Roy, Narayani Shastri, Pulkit Samrat and Sumeet Raghvan come together for a unique showcase of their untapped talent – SINGING!

Joining them on this fun-filled show is ace director and TV host, Karan Johar, making his debut as the judge of this exciting new musical celebration. The show will be hosted by popular television actor Ali Asgar.

Each participant of ‘Say Shaava Shaava’ has undergone extensive rehearsals to train their vocal chords for the competition! In every episode, the participants will sing their favorite songs and Karan along with viewers from across the country will select the best singer amongst these top soap stars. The participant with the least scores and votes will be eliminated.

Announcing the launch of this unique show, Sameer Nair, CEO, NDTV Imagine said, “We promised you freshness and innovation and we’re delivering on that promise. ‘Say Shaava Shaava’ is an outright entertainer. The contestants are established stars, who will use all their talent to impress Karan and the audiences. We’re thrilled to have Karan on the show and I’m certain that he will bring his own brand of entertainment to his role as judge.”

Taking on his new role as a judge for ‘Say Shaava Shaava’, Karan Johar said, “It’s great to be back on television, albeit in a new avatar. It’s something I haven’t done before and I’m really looking forward to it. A word of advice to the 8 contestants – I’m looking to be entertained and delighted with every performance, so give me all that you’ve got!”

NDTV Imagine has partnered with the country’s leading production houses to offer the very best in Hindi entertainment. ‘Say Shaava Shaava’ will be produced by Contiloe Films Pvt. Ltd.

With an engrossing line-up of fresh and distinctive programming, the channel, will hit TV screens in January 2008. NDTV Imagine will offer programming across genres, ranging from light-hearted family soaps to period dramas and from high voltage music and dance entertainers to the most glamorous events in the entertainment business.

First Jodi to have a direct entry into the finals of Nach Baliye 3

Aamir Ali and Sanjeeda Sheikh are the first Jodi to have a direct entry into the finals of Nach Baliye 3. They beat the other 3 Jodis – Rakhi Sawant and Abhishek, Kashmera and Krushna, Karan Patel and Amita Chandekar in the voting game as they polled the highest number of votes. The episode will be telecast on Friday where besides the results, will be shown Jodi performances of a different kind.

Coming back to Sanjeeda and Aamir, the very good looking couple and easily the coolest, with no needless antics and no dramebaazi, seemed pleasantly surprised when their Jodi number was announced through a little magic show put up by Pulkit Samrat, better known as Lakshya of Kyunki. Meanwhile, the other 3 Jodis will have to perform one last time to woo the jury to secure the 2nd position for the Finale slated for December 22nd.

Sanjay Wadhwa’s Salaam Zindagi on Sony



Sanjay Wadhwa whose Saat Phere has recently completed 500 episodes on Zee is on a roll. The producer spent a lavish amount on the special episode. And why not, he’s on a roller-coaster producing a couple of more shows, one for Sony called Salaam Zindagi. The serial traces life of a young girl who’s a dancer but becomes a cop to fulfill her grandfather’s wishes. Boasting of an all-new starcast the serial is scheduled to go on air in December

Monday, December 10, 2007

Promo of Annu ke ho Gaye waah bhi waah

Promo of Annu ke ho Gaye waah bhi waah

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Karan Johar will be the judge In 'Say Shaava Shaava'

Let your imagination run wild with the new show that promises to entertain and delight. NDTV Imagine and Contiloe present a new musical entertainer, ‘Say Shaava Shaava’ in January. Karan Johar will be the judge. Ali Asgar will host the show.

At the launch of the show, CEO, NDTV Imagine, Sameer Nair said, “We promised you freshness and innovation and we’re delivering that promise. ‘Say Shaava Shaava’ is an outright entertainer. The contestants are established stars, who will use all their talent to impress Karan and the audiences. We’re thrilled to have Karan on the show and I’m certain that he will bring his own brand of entertainment to his role as judge.”

Talking on his new role as a judge, Karan Johar said, “It’s great to be back on television, albeit in a new avatar. It’s something I haven’t done before and I’m really looking forward to it. A word of advice to the 8 contestants – I’m looking to be entertained and delighted with every performance, so give me all that you’ve got!”

The participants include Aman Verma, Apurva Agnihotri, Divyanka Tripathi, Juhi Parmar, Mouni Roy, Narayani Shastri, Pulkit Samrat and Sumeet Raghvan.

“This is something different from our daily routine and it keeps me fresh. I’m here to learn something not to win. The hectic shooting schedules do not allow me to rehearse but I’m trying my level best,” says Divyanka.

Sumeet who was last seen in Sarabhai v/s Sarabhai is also very excited with his new venture on Imagine. “There are two reasons for taking up the shows. Firstly it’s related to music and secondly all the telly stars are going to share space. I’ll be singing after seventeen years so it’s very exciting and at the same time I’ll be able to meet different actors,” he explains.

“I liked the concept of the show. The way Imagine has launched the show and the overall presentation looks fresh and exhilarating. I use to sing here and there but this is going to be the first time that I will sing on such a big platform. There is nervousness but I’m thrilled. I feel I’m in a creative process,” quips the Bengal beauty Mouni Roy.

As audiences get ready to watch yet another ‘different’ reality show we do hope this is the biggest boss of them all.

Manish Naggdev in Jiya Jale

Manish Naggdev aka Chinoo of Dulhan seems to have his hands full. After being associated with Zee’s show for a year, Manish has bagged a new show on 9x. Now he’ll be seen in Jiya Jale as Gaurav.

“I’m playing a completely different role. Gaurav is a complete dude. This character is different from what I play in Dulhaan,” says Manish

Comparing both the characters, Manish explains, “Dulhan has been and will always remain my first love. My journey from Chinoo of Dulhan to Gaurav in Jiya Jale has been quite exciting. It's a complete make-over that I have experienced for my new show in terms of my character. Chinoo was a Banarasi guy who spoke only in Hindi and Gaurav of Jiya Jale has an image of the boy- next- door and a charmer."

“I’ve a heroic entry and it feels great to be a second lead in the show. I’m very lucky as both my shows are at the top when it comes to TRP’s,” adds Manish.

Manish will also be seen in some episodes of Sshhh Phir Koi Hain.

As the actor surfs from daily soaps to horror stories to love stories Manish is experiencing a new high in his short but eventful career graph.

Ssshhhh! Pir Koi Hai returns

Star One's bone chilling horror show Ssshhhh! Pir Koi Hai returns with a new series and more spooks. The haunt begins on December 14.

Packed with double the spook and double the chills, the new series, will now air twice a week. Ssshhh .... now opens a new chapter with chilling tales from Indian myths and legends.

Contiloe films CEO Abhimanyu Singh says, 'Sssh..Phir Koi Haii

Executive VP and General Manager, Star One Ravi Menon adds, "Sshhhh.... has now expanded its storylines to different cities of India. We have learned each region has its own folklore and horror legends associated deeply with its aboriginal culture. The new series on Sshhhh is an original attempt to capture this ethnic chill and present it to viewers in a larger canvas."
has probably been the most exciting show that we have done. Every story is treated like a film. We are glad that apart from keeping the viewers entertained the show has also given the TV and the film industry some of its talents."


Leading faces like Rucha Gujrati, Mukul Dev, Nirmal Pandey, Karan Grover, Chavi Mittal and Kushal Punjabi play important characters in the serial.

Ssshhh ...
revisits lndia's treasure of stories of devils, reincarnations, witches and witch hunters, angry tribal gods, revenge seeking ghosts and curses that annihilate generations, themes of unrequited love, betrayal, evil haunting, myths around remarriage, ritualistic sacrifice, and vengeful possessions. Ssshhh ... packs it all.

The show will capture the breath taking beauty of the outdoor landscapes, like temples of Gujarat and Orissa, the forests of Uttaranchal, the churches of Goa and the forts of Rajasthan to name a few.

Gaurav Khanna enters Ardhangani

Gaurav Khanna of Teri Doli Mere Angna and Santan is all set to enter Zee's daily show Ardhangani. Gaurav, who was earlier supposed to do a cameo will now play a positive character in the show.

Gaurav has this to say about his role, "I'm playing the role of Mewan, who is a Casanova and a very rich guy. He only lives in his own dreams. He is looking for work and falls in love for a girl. Later he gets to know that his friend Priyam also loves the same girl and even the girl loves him. Finally he decides to move away from her life."

"This is something I have never done before in my career and I'm sure people will accept me in this character too," adds Gaurav.

With his plate quite full how does he manage time?

"As per the shoots, I arrange my timings. as of now, I am not facing any problem,” he answers

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Smriti Irani Enters Teen Bahuraaniyan.

Smriti Irani, the Tulsi of Small Screen will take on a new avatar of Vrinda Massi, in Zee TV’s popular serial Teen Bahuraaniyan.

An excited Smriti opines, “After being a Bahu and a Saas, I am glad to be called Massi now”. A saviour to the core, Vrinda Massi enters to protect her niece and see to it that she helps the three bahuranis from the evil eyes of their mothers-in-law. Smriti now seems to be tired of using glycerin, as she says, “I just made sure that I do not have to do much of ‘Rona Dhona’ as Vrinda Massi”.

A confident woman that she is, Vrinda Massi will use the device of Krishna and advise the Bahuranis to fight for their rights. “She will help them to search for the right means and strategize their moves accordingly, no matter how difficult the situation is”, says Smriti. An expert at multi-tasking, Smriti feels that she has at last managed to break the myth hounding her. “There was a myth that I will act in only my serials, and I will never work for other production houses. So I wanted to break it”, says the actress. “It is so very relaxing and nice to just be an actor on sets, and I am enjoying it”, says Smriti as she signs off.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Will History Repeat itself? - Kumkum Ek Pyaara Sa Bandhan..

Kumkum Ek Pyaara Sa Bandhan, the afternoon serial on Star Plus has given the audience the fascinating On screen Pair of Sumit-Kumkum, a Jodi which has been looked up to by all, for more than 5 years now… But how did this pair get together in the first case? If we take a backward journey in the serial, we see a glimpse of Kumkum, Jatin’s widow, crying over her fate, when her marriage to Vishal does not take place.. At this critical phase of Kumkum’s life enters Sumit, Jatin’s younger brother, who puts Sinndoor on Kumkum’s forehead and takes her as his wife! The reason for this being, Kumkum is pregnant with Jatin’s kid, and Sumit wants to save his family pride. This Devar-Bhabhi union, till today, remains to be the highlight of this long running serial…

Now, after many a leaps in the serial, the story seems to have come to the end of a vicious cycle, where the sons of Sumit and Kumkum find themselves exactly where destiny had placed their father so many years back… The present track is poised at the stage where, Dhruv, (their eldest son), has decided to marry Sia, and leave behind his first wife, Antara and his kid. Playing the role of Sumit in the new generation is Sharman,(Sumit’s youngest son) who wants Sia to be happy with his brother, and also knows that Sia is pregnant with his brother’s kid..

Now, are we going to see history repeating itself in the serial? Will the audience see Dhruv change his decision at the last minute, and decide to stay with Antara? If this happens, then wonder what will happen to Sia and her unborn kid? Will Sharman step into Sumit’s shoes, and save his family pride once again, by marrying his brother’s love, Sia? If this does happen, what will happen to Neeti, Sharman’s lover? Will she take a leaf out of Renuka’s book (Sumit’s lover, when Sumit married Kumkum) and take revenge on the Wadhwas?

If history does repeat in the serial, then will the audience not be catered to ‘Old Wine in a New Bottle’ storyline? No doubts, that the pair of Sumit and Kumkum was accepted with both hands, by the viewers, but will the next generation too be accepted in the same way? As we talk of all the similarities in the storyline, we need to hit at one striking dissimilarity – While Jatin, Kumkum’s first husband was not alive when Sumit married her, in this case, if Sia gets married to Sharman, then Dhruv and his first wife Antara will be there in their lives too.. So what next?

Kumkum Ek Pyaara Sa Bandhan is sure to leave the audience with some surprising twists this coming week… Only time will tell whether the creatives are offering the audience, with something different from last time or not?

Kasautii Zindagi Kii Going Off Air!

Kasautii Zindagi Kii has kept glued the audience to the television sets for the past many years. The chemistry between Anurag and Prerna wooed the audience while the antagonist Komolika’s style became the talk of the town. Love story between the two turned into a triangle story with the entry of Mr. Bajaj, an avid lover of Prerna. Getting caught between Anurag and Mr. Bajaj, Prerna became the house hold name as she struggled to win all the kasautii in her life. After taking leap after leap, Kasautii Zindagi Kii, is now coming to an end. Though the date has not yet been finalized, our sources say that the serial would wind up on January 14th 2008.

Confirming this news, GM and EVP (Star Plus) Keertan Adyanthaya quipped, “Yes, sometimes good things come to an end, but on Star Plus, they get better, we are going to come up with some great new programs, so keep watching this space”.

Ronit Roy, who acquired stardom with the immensely popular role of Mr. Bajaj said, “A great path breaking, life altering chapter of my life is coming to an end. But i guess all good things must also eventually come to and end. There is a certain amount of sadness that it is coming to an end, a certain amount of pride that I saw it till the very end, a certain amount of 'Phew, Long Journey', certain amount of curiosity, and anticipation of WHAT NEXT”.

When asked Hiten Tejwani, who is playing the role of Anurag in the last 20 year leap said, “It has been a nice journey, enjoyed it to the core. Something different, I tried here, and am glad I was a part of Kasauti”.

This daily soap introduced some very talented faces like Sweta Tiwari, Cezzane Khan, and now with Kasautii Zindagii Kii shutting shop, all the characters will definitely be missed on screen. But as said “Every start has an end”, and this serial too had to come to an end, one day or the other.

New Twist in Kyunki.. with a New Character's Entry!

The murder track of Trupti in the serial Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thhi, takes a dramatic turn when Mihir suddenly confess in the court that it was he who had murdered Trupti and not Gautam, thus finding himself behind the bars. The lawyer, Aditya Rai Singhania, hired by Tulsi and Karan, makes his entry into the serial here to fight the case for Mihir.

Incidentally the lawyer will be a relative of Nandini. This role is being played by Hasan Zaidi who has the experience of working in serials like “Kaisa Yeh Pyaar Hai”, “Remix”, “Ek Ladki Anjani Si” and few others. Hasan himself is very excited with this new role. “I am very happy to do the role of a lawyer. A lawyer’s role has always fascinated me. It’s fun doing this kind of a role where I get to say Objection My Lord and all”. But there’s more to it. After the leap was taken nobody ever questioned about the kid of Karan and Nandini. For months now the audiences have been kept away from this truth and probably this new character could be the son of Karan and Nandini. On asking Hasan even he did not deny. “As of now I don’t know but everything hints to that isn’t it?” And when questioned about the character he's portrays, Hasan answered, “He is a very intelligent and confident person with lot of attitude. He doesn’t believe in relationships but is honest by nature. His priority in life is job at hand.”

Finally the serial gives a new twist for its audience. Will this new character be the son of Karan and Nandini? Tune into Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi to find out more.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Star One launches ‘Annu Ki Ho Gayee Waah Bhai Waah’, Mumbai.






Annu from Star One's new serial ‘Annu Ki Ho Gayee Waah Bhai Waah’

‘Annu Ki Ho Gayee Waah Bhai Waah’, a perfect break from the ‘Saas-Bahu’ drama, with the perfect blend of comedy, emotions and romance, is a story about an introverted Punjabi girl, Annu, who has magic hands when it comes to displaying her culinary talent which leads her into a world of a male-dominated profession as a Chef at an upscale restaurant.

So checkout as more of Annu’s magic is unveiled on ‘Annu Ki Ho Gayee Waah Bhai Waah’ which kicks-off on Star One from Monday to Thursday starting on December 10th at 8 pm (IST).

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